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ISBN: 9781610615631
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1 November 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 23.5 x 1.8
Modern celebrity is cleaved in two by a profound contradiction between saturated availability and total detachment. Physically it is possible to see the face of a famous woman more often in one day than your own and to be furnished with enough trivia to feel you "know" her well. And yet, virtually speaking, the humans considered the most beautiful on earth today are also oddly invisible.

It is impossible to say what is surgery, and what is spin, what is airbrushing and what is God given charm.

The gossip mill pushes for content that alludes to women "just like" us, that's the marketing, but the draw of celebrity is actually driven by all the points of freakish difference: the maintenance, the money, the servants, the parallel reality of extreme privilege and simultaneous global exposure. We want normal but in a hyper normal realm. And we seem to crave physical beauty more than other culture since the Ancient Egyptians.

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